Prior Art

  Prior art shall consist of: Everything which has been made available to the public anywhere in the world, before the filing date or the priority date of the application claiming the invention; and The whole contents of an application for a patent, utility model, or industrial design registration, published in accordance with this Act, … Continue reading Prior Art

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Limitation of Patent Rights: Use of Invention by Government

  A Government agency or third person authorized by the Government may exploit the invention even without agreement of the patent owner where:   The public interest, in particular, national security, nutrition, health or the development of other sectors, as determined by the appropriate agency of the government, so requires; or   A judicial or … Continue reading Limitation of Patent Rights: Use of Invention by Government